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March 8 is International Women's Day.

This collection of portraits of 40 women from 40 countries represents a diverse range of women, separated by their age, race, physical appearance, culture, style, and geographic location yet tied together by the thread of their unique femininity.

Everyday, in most every country around the world, young girls and women of all ages are shown what "beautiful" should mean to their bodies, their faces and their lives. These lies sold by advertisers do not take into account the true beauty that all women represent.

That yes, we are bodies, but we are also minds and souls. Emotions pour forth from our souls with ease, helping others around us to learn how to feel. We are industrious. We are creative. We stand beside those who require our help. We are many things unspoken and unrewarded. Yet, we keep a smile on our face and believe deeply in humanity.

This tribute to women around the world celebrates the feminine beauty within us all.

The countries represented are:
AFGHANISTAN - ARGENTINA - ARMENIA - AUSTRALIA - BANGLADESH - BELGIUM - BURKINA FASO - CANADA - CHINA - CZECH REPUBLIC - DENMARK - EGYPT - ENGLAND - FRANCE - GEORGIA - GERMANY - GREECE - INDIA - IRAN - ITALY - JAPAN - MALAYSIA - MALI - MEXICO - NETHERLANDS - POLAND - PORTUGAL - REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN - REPUBLIC OF MYANMAR - SINGAPORE - SOUTH AFRICA - SPAIN - SRI LANKA - SWEDEN - SWITZERLAND - TURKEY - UKRAINE - UNITED STATES - VENEZUELA - VIETNAM

Mafia

by Toomaj

Iran

Iran

A young woman

by Ismail

Turkey

Turkey

Katy

by DenisSm

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Show some Emotion

by POBSB

Netherlands

Netherlands

wounded

by liling

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Women

by Natalia

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Happy Mother's Day

by : Helen :

Republic of Myanmar

Republic of Myanmar

Killer Smile

by Rags

United States

United States

grace

by matt

Australia

Australia

don't speak

by Calisto

Switzerland

Switzerland

Gypsy Woman

by Behrooz Sangani

Republic of Azerbaijan

Republic of Azerbaijan

Uki #4

by Vincent Lam

China

China